Judy has been involved in dog sports for over ten years. Originally from Long Island, NY, Judy has always shared her life with dogs and horses. Currently living in upstate NY with Husband DJ and 15 yr old Son Nick, and employed at Animal/Equine Health practice, a holistic veterinary practice in Litchfield CT, Judy Found Agility after taking obedience classes with Tia her German Shepherd. Tia went on to earn her Novice titles in Agility and Obedience and even earned some flyball titles. In 2003 Judy became a USDAA judge and in 2009 went for Masters certification. Judy can be found anywhere in the country either Running her dogs or Judging. Judy Also teaches Class at Canine Sports Center in Goshen CT and Paws n Effect in Hamden CT, Using positive methods and helping the handler and dog work together to negotiate any course to the best of their ability.
"Tia", a rescue German shepherd, was her first Agility Dog, (July 1994-Feb 2007). Although she did not gain many titles, Tia was a great teacher for Judy competing in agility and obedience and, at age nine, learned flyball.
"Brodie", retired 14 year old border collie, also competed in agility, obedience and flyball, earning his ADCH in fall of 2003. --Brodie He spent his last few years being run by Judy's Son Nicholas before being retired in the fall of 2009.
"Sony", a 9 year old border collie, also runs agility and flyball. She earned her ADCH one month after her third Birthday. In 2006 she was a Grand Prix finalist at the USDAA Nationals in Scottsdale, AZ, in the very competitive 22-inch class.in 2011 after missing 3 nationals events in a row due to injuries/surgeries she came back to be a PGP Finalist in KY in the 16" class. Most recently winning the PGP finals at the SE regional in Perry GA She has earned many placements in national and local tournament events.
"Lotus", a high drive black German shepherd, joined the Reilly crew in May of 2006. Judy spent time building a relationship with Lotus, letting her "grow up" since she was slow to mature. She currently Competes at the ADV/Masters Level.
"Rivet", born in June 2007, is a female border collie Judy could not say "no" to, even though it meant having two young dogs to train. Rivet Earned her ADCH in the Spring of 2011 , Has also placed at National and Local tournament events. and when possible enjoys playing Flyball as the anchor dog for "Moonspinners" Flyball Team.
Just to add a little mix to the household in March of 2012 "Tempest" a Border/Jack became part of the crew. Born on Superbowl Sunday this little dog is a lot of energy in a small package, eager to work, play, eat and sleep.
Judy has worked with Many top trainers including Mary Ellen Barry, Jen Pinder, Rachel Sanders, Susan Garret Dana Pike ,Barb Demscio , Stacey Peardot-Goudy , and Ann Eifert of Hungary
Judy Reilly will hold the following group seminars at the LCDA training field on October 27 and 28:
- October 27 (Saturday) will be open to beginner dogs who have not yet earned a Starters title in competition.
- October 28 (Sunday) will be open to advanced dogs who have earned at least one Starters title in competition.
The seminar will begin at 8:30 am and last about 8 hours.
The cost will be $100/per day.
Visit www.lowcountrydogagility.com for more details and to register.